Welcome to Rescue Baptist Church

                        

                         Pastor John Reeves

                       Church (530) 677-1710

                               email: rescuebaptist232@gmail.com

Sunday Morning February 3, 2019

 

  That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 

  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 

  May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 

                                                                                                   Ephesians 3:16-19

SCHEDULED MEETINGS

Sunday Morning Bible Study                  10:00 AM

Sunday Morning Worship                       11:00 AM

Sunday Evening Worship    Canceled      6:30 PM

Friday Night Bible Study                           7:30 PM

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OPENING HYMN

         “To God Be The Glory”                   pg66

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SCRIPTURE READING

    Psalm 119:1-16

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OFFERTORY

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WORSHIP HYMN

           “Rock Of Ages”                            pg204

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SPECIAL MUSIC

   Darryl Starks

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Message Title

        “For God Did Send Me”

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CLOSING HYMN

         “More About Jesus”                     pg389

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Friday night bible study will resume this coming Friday

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THE GREATEST OF ALL DESIRES

The kernel of this prayer is in the clause that Christ may make His home in the believer’s heart through faith. The previous petitions lead up to this. Note the Apostle’s attitude-with bended knee; his plea with God-that He is the Father from whom all family love emanates; his measure-the wealth of God’s glorious perfection; the necessary preliminary to Christ’s indwelling-the penetration of our inmost being with the strength of the Holy Spirit. And then note the outcome: The indwelling Christ means that we shall be rooted and grounded in love. When this is the case we shall understand His love; and when we experience and know Christ’s love, we shall be as completely filled in our little measure as God is in His great measure.                                                             

A dying veteran in Napoleon’s army, when the surgeon was probing for the fatal bullet, said, “A little deeper and you will find the Emperor.” Faith opens the door to the Spirit; the Spirit reveals Christ; Christ fills the heart; the heart begins to understand love; and love is the medium through which we become infilled with God, for God is love. It is staggering to ask all this; but the God who works in us with such power is able to do more than we ask, more than we think-abundantly more, exceeding abundantly more.

                                                  F. B. Meyer

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CHRIST WENT GENTLY TO THE CROSS

“And the waters prevailed and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.”                   --Genesis 7:18--

   “Another reading of this passage, ‘…and the ark went [gently floating] upon the surface of the waters.’  This made me think of how gently Christ went to the cross to suffer the wrath of God for the sins of His Elect.  Christ did not fight, argue, or threaten; He went gently to the slaughter (Isaiah 53:7).  I am sure that those soldiers who nailed Him to the cross were amazed how willingly he lay down to have His hands and feet nailed to the cross.  Our Lord willingly (gently) laid down His life for us. I stand amazed.”

                                                                 Pastor John Chapman